‘Complete infrastructure work for Dharmasthala events fast’

Laksha Deepotsava to be held in Dec., Mastakabhisheka in Feb.

Updated - November 22, 2018 12:25 am IST

Published - November 22, 2018 12:24 am IST - MANGALURU

District in-charge Minister U.T. Khader on Tuesday directed the departments concerned to complete all infrastructure projects in a time-bound manner for the smooth conduct of Laksha Deepotsava in December first week and Bahubali Maha Mastakabhisheka in February in Dharmasthala.

Mr. Khader also announced appointing a nodal officer from the government to oversee works in Dharmasthala within a week. Speaking at a preparatory meeting for the Deepotsava and Mastakabhisheka, the Minister said the government is duty-bound to extend all cooperation to the celebrations in the district. He discussed various issues, including transport and communication, drinking water, security, power supply, and cleanliness with the officials.

The Laksha Deepotsava is scheduled between December 2 and 6 while the Mastakabhisheka is scheduled from February 9 to 18.

While Minister for Public Works H.D. Revanna has already promised to widen B.C. Road-Ujire National Highway and Periyashanthi-Dharmasthala State highway, Mr. Khader asked PWD officials to improve Moodbidri-Venur-Ujire and Naravi-Guruvayanakere roads too. He also asked them to repair the Charmadi Ghat at the earliest.

Stating the place does not discriminate people on the grounds of religion, caste or class, Dharmadhikari D. Veerendra Heggade solicited cooperation from all to make the programmes success.

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